I am delighted to welcome you to LiGHTS Expo 2018. The University of Lincoln is proud of its reputation for providing a high-quality student experience underpinned by a research culture that seeks to contribute to the development of society. LiGHTS Expo 2018 offers anyone and everyone the chance to explore the university and enjoy being intrigued, inspired, informed and amazed by the discoveries that are being made here in science, technology, engineering, maths and the arts.
LiGHTS is Lincoln’s contribution to a Europe-wide celebration of discovery in which universities across the continent open their doors to wider publics and put science in the spotlight. Here in Lincoln you will find interactive displays, demonstrations, talks, films, quizzes, tours and exhibitions along with opportunities to talk to experts, try out equipment and take part in research. Whether you want to challenge a robot, use eye-tracking equipment to see if you are safe to text while walking, find out how your dog sees the world or learn how and why to get a good night’s sleep – or much, much more – there really is something here for everyone. I am sure you will have a memorable day, and I wish you a very enjoyable visit to LiGHTS Expo 2018 at the University of Lincoln.
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln
Welcome to the website for LiGHTS 2017! LiGHTS stands for “Lincoln: Get Hold of Technology and Science”, and that’s what LiGHTS in 2017 is all about – giving anyone and everyone a chance to find out about research and discovery at the University of Lincoln by trying out equipment, exploring the university, taking part in experiments, hearing about the latest discoveries and seeing how research can affect all our lives. The range of activities on offer at LiGHTS 2017 is very broad and I know there is something here for everyone, of all ages and interests. This website has details of all the activities, so do have a look and put Friday 29th September 2017 into your diary for a visit to a world of discovery here in Lincoln! I look forward to seeing you here.
Carenza Lewis, Professor for the Public Understanding of Research, The University of Lincoln
Are you interested in new discoveries, technology and science? Let LiGHTS enlighten you!
Join us at the University of Lincoln for an illuminating one-day expo and see how research undertaken at the university affects modern day life.
Free to attend, LiGHTS features a wide range of hands-on activities designed to capture the imagination of people of all ages.
Find out more about LiGHTS’ free demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, talks and tours here.
We will be making a series of announcements between now and 29th September. Keep checking this site regularly for the latest news or register here for email updates.
LiGHTS will feature a sparkling array of activities, from exploring laboratories, watching films and demonstrations, trying out equipment, listening to lectures, quizzing experts, visiting exhibitions and much, much more – all bringing learning to life by putting the spotlight on technology and science.
Just like the first LiGHTS event, this year’s expo will feature a wide range of interactive events which show the cutting edge research and innovation taking place at the University of Lincoln.
Dr John Murray
As well as showcasing how research and innovation at The University of Lincoln affect our daily lives, LiGHTS aims to inspire children and ignite a passion for studying technology and science.
LiGHTS features a wide range of events designed with the National Curriculum in mind, from KS 1 through to KS5 all catered for.
Teachers wishing to bring a group of pupils to LiGHTS are asked to register by completing the registration form below. Teachers will then be sent a personalised itinerary and guidelines for schools visiting the University.
LiGHTS is free to attend, but if you are concerned about travel costs for your school, do please get in touch as we have a number of bursaries to support schools. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.